|Creator:||Phillips, David Gardiner, 1817-1899|
|Title:||David Gardiner Phillips family papers|
|Quantity:||2.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)|
Reverend David Gardiner Phillips (1817-1899), born in Salisbury, North Carolina, was an Associate Reformed Presbyterian minister, teacher and orator. He was pastor of several churches in Jefferson County, Georgia. He married Mary Isabella Hearst in 1849. She died in 1851 soon after the birth of a son who also died.
The collection consists primarily of correspondence and photographs. Correspondence mostly concerns family matters, such as the birth and death of Mary Phillips' twins, and the Phillips' move into a new home. The speech in the collection concerns the topic of secession. Reverend Phillips' ledger consists of accounts of expenditures, stipends received from the congregation, tax returns, and accounts and contracts for farm workers.
David Gardiner Phillips papers, ms 3753, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.